Scarborough Ice Rink

Sponsored by Blue Raptor Signs

3 December 2021 – 2 January 2022

North Street Car Park, Scarborough, YO11 1DE

Book your tickets

Open Monday to Saturday from 11am to 8pm. Sundays 10am to 7pm.

Brand new for 2021, Scarborough’s very own real Ice Rink!

Enjoy the perfect festive activity for first dates, play dates, best mates and fun for all the family! 

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never tried ice skating before, all ages and abilities are welcome. We have dedicated facilities for visitors with mobility issues, including wheelchair users, with more information available during the booking process.

The rink is open from daily from 11am-8pm, with Sundays opening at 10am-7pm.

Looking for a peaceful skating experience? Join us every Sunday at 10am, Tuesdays at 11am and Thursdays at 2pm for our special relaxed skating hours, where we turn down the music, switch off the flashing lights for a low-sensory experience, allowing you to focus on the skating.

Pre-Booking is essential.

More offers added

Fancy a bite to eat?

Get an exclusive offer from participating businesses when you show your ticket.

How to book online

Book over the phone

You can also call our Box Office to book tickets, we are open 10am-4pm. Closed on Wednesdays.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to book in advance, or can I come on the day?

It’s essential to book in advance, the ice rink will not take bookings, however you can scan the QR code and book a slot using your mobile phone at the at the rink.

How long do I get on the ice?

You get 1-hour including the time to get your skates on and off and to exit the ice. Please arrive 15 minutes before your slot.

What if there is bad weather can I move my booked tickets to another day?

There is a marquee over the ice rink, so bad weather should not affect the ice rink.

What does my ticket include?

We provide your ice skates and the time on the rink. There will also be vendors at the rink selling hot drinks and snacks.

It also gives you access to exclusive discounts from participating businesses when you show your ticket.

Can I leave and come back?

Bookings are only valid for the 1-hour time slot you selected, if you leave you will need to book again.

Is it real or fake ice?

 It is 100% real ice.

Can I bring my own skates?

Yes, you can bring your own skates.

How do I reschedule my booking if I can’t make it?

Bookings are non-refundable. But if you contact us, we will see if we can reschedule your booking.

Where can I park?

Selected council owned car parks are free all day, every day in December, which will be indicated on the ticket machines. Charges will still apply to all other car parks and to on-street parking.

Handy tips

Relaxed hours

  • Tuesdays 11am-12pm
  • Thursdays 2pm-3pm
  • Sundays 10am-11am

Arrive 15 minutes before your booking

Children must be over 4 years old to skate. Under 9’s should be accompanied by an adult

Skates are included in the ticket price and available in minimum children’s size 6, maximum adult’s size 13 (Limited supply of skate size 14 available)

Wheelchairs are welcome on the ice and there are ramps both in and out of the skate facility and on and off the rink. Electric wheelchairs are permitted on the ice provided that the motors are off

Wear suitable clothing for skating and wrap up warm!

We have a limited supply of penguin skate aids, which are available on a first come first served basis. If required add them at the time of booking

Get ready for your visit

Dress for success

It’s important to dress appropriately when you’re ice skating. Wear casual and comfortable clothes that are practical for you to move in – some comfortable trousers and a festive jumper would be perfect!

Make sure you bring some thick socks to wear with your skates, which will help you to avoid blisters, and always remember a pair of gloves to keep you warm in the cold and to protect your hands from any falls.

Make sure your skates are the right size

Skates that are too big put you at risk of twisting your ankles, and if your skates are too small, you’re going to have sore toes very quickly, so when you arrive at the rink be sure to select the right size. Don’t be afraid to try a couple of sizes to make sure they’re a good fit!

Secure your skates correctly

Just as important as finding the right size skates is making sure that they’re fastened correctly. You want your skates to be snug and secure; this will help you feel stable and steady on the ice and again will stop your feet turning inwards.

Make sure that your skates feel comfortable before you get on the ice.

Take your time

At every ice rink you go to there are always a series of rules that visitors must follow to keep everyone safe and to avoid accidents. One of the most important of these is to skate in the right direction; at Scarborough Ice Rink this is anti-clockwise.

You’ll be able to find the other rules on posters around the rink, so make sure you’re familiar with them before you start skating.

Don’t look down when skating

It can be very tempting to look at your feet when you’re ice skating but looking down can actually make things more difficult and a bit more dangerous. Try your best to keep your head up and look straight ahead in the direction that you want to go.

Don’t lean backwards

As much as you don’t want your weight to be too far forwards when skating, it’s equally as important not to lean backwards. Leaning back makes it much more likely that you will lose your balance and fall. Instead, try to keep your torso upright and remember, look straight ahead instead of down.

Bend your knees for balance

To help you perfect your posture on the ice, bend your knees slightly and put your arms out to steady yourself. Try putting one arm out in front of you and the other slightly out to the side.

Don’t be afraid to fall

All ice skaters fall every once a while, no matter whether they’re a beginner or a professional. The key is to laugh it off and not let it bother you. When you fall, tuck in your hands to protect your fingers, shift your weight so you’re resting on your knees and then get right back up on your skates again ready for another go!

Relax and enjoy!

Ice skating is all about having fun, so above all else make sure you relax and enjoy your time on the ice. Don’t take yourself too seriously because even if you do fall, there’s sure to be people in the same position as you!

Where to find us

We are located at North Street Car Park, Scarborough, YO11 1DE.

Get in touch

Still got questions? send us a message using the form below and we’ll get back in touch with you.